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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winter’s night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season, thusly, our featured beer.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle from Hop City. Oh boy. This is seriously spiced and candy-liked. Loads of cinnamon assault my nose with hard candies. You know all those "pumpkin" ales I hate because they taste like cinnamon candies? This is pretty much like that. I guess someone has found a way to keep the ridiculous cinnamon bombs past the fall and into the winter. The flavor is laughable. This is like liquid Fireballs. A few sips into it I think I realize some wimpy hop presence. bah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
12 oz – The Wine Source. Clear gold, creamy white head. Soft toasted cinnamon-clove aromas warm to lighter earthed-nutmeg blend. Delicate spice flavors rest on a soft foundation of nutty earth and malt. Light bodied, fluffy carbonation, dry spiced finish. Decent, but far from special…

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3444) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear, darkish amber with an average head. Aroma is strong and spicy as well as somewhat malty; spice is mainly cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is fairly strong and malty, and the spicy component is mainly cloves and cinnamon. There is also just a hint of hops. Texture is fairly smooth and tingly, and nips at the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep copper with off-whute head. Nose is caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom. Tastes pumpkin spicy, with malt and more late nutmeg notes. Decent overall.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Piney, sprucey, and friggin’ sweet cinnamon aroma! I can picture Burl Ives as a snowman. Clear honey gold. Astringent, only a bit of honey remains, mostly broken. The spices are chaotic and lost. Probably not supposed to be consumed in June.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA..... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !! Pours a hazy golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of cinnamon sticks, ginger and malts. Taste of spices and ginger. Mouthfeel is thin in body and the finish is slightly dry. Not bad,but on the watery side !!!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours cloudy amber, some sediment, topped by a disappearing head. Smells of cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of sour peach. Smelling it got me excited to drink but the flavor just isn’t there. Light spices and a touch of maltiness. Smooth palate, medium-low carbonation. If the flavor matched the smell it would have been decent but it was a big let down.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Medium golden pour with a quickly fading head. Nice spiced aroma, but unfortunately I cannot differentiate this one. Very light body flavor with sweet honey flavors that dominate. A quick fading spiced flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1977) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Golden orange in color... Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon... Flavor is of caramel, nutmeg, spices, cinnamon.... Leaves a crisp flavor on the palate... Really nice winter brew if you are in the mood...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2009
THOUGHTS: Nice beer. Great spiced beer. The spices enhanced, but didn’t overpower the beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, orangey copper with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma was coriander, ginger, nutmeg, slight cinnamon, and both orange peel and orange. The initial flavor was sweet and sour; while the finish was sweet and spicy with an average duration. It was nice but slightly watery. There was orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, slight caramel, orange and maybe some coriander. The medium body was lightly syrupy then a little dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly chalky if anything finish.


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